AMC today announced that it has ordered a third season of “Halt and Catch Fire,” a show that garnered significant critical acclaim in its second season, which shifted focus from building a personal computer to online gaming and communication and the early days of what would become the Internet. Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC Global next summer.
Cantwell and Rogers said: “We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to continue telling this story. ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ has been a passion project of ours from day one, and we are so thankful that AMC not only shares this passion, but also continues to champion bold character-driven storytelling in an increasingly crowded television landscape. While we know we would not be here were it not for the leadership and mentorship of former showrunner Jonathan Lisco, we’re incredibly excited to continue working with our wonderful producing partners at Gran Via, as well as our extremely talented cast and crew. Much in the way that ‘Halt’ is about underdogs overcoming convention and breaking new ground, the story of season 3 will endeavor to further stretch the medium and challenge the form.”
“International audiences have been hugely enthusiastic towards ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, and we’re excited to debut the third season of the series on AMC Global,” commented Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global. “With breakthrough dramas such as ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Humans’ returning in 2016, AMC Global will continue to exclusively premiere some of the most critically acclaimed and talked about shows on television today.”
From AMC Studios, “Halt and Catch Fire” captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, focused on four main characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology and Texas’ Silicon Prairie. In addition to Cantwell and Rogers, the series is executive produced by Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (“Better Call Saul,” “Rectify,” “Breaking Bad,” Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (“Better Call Saul,” “Rectify” “Breaking Bad”) and stars Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark and Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe. “Halt and Catch Fire” is distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television (eOne) through an exclusive multi-year output agreement.